Seven words: day 3, from Mr. Lipton
(What is the game of 'seven words'? See this entry for explanations, or to contribute potential words.)
Those of you who have watched Inside the Actor's Studio are familiar with the ten questions that James Lipton asks his guests at the end of each show. Here, I have the luxury of thinking about my answers longer than I would than if I were actually being interviewed, but I suspect the answers aren't much better.
For those of you looking for how this ties in with today's word, might I suggest you look at number seven...
- What is your favorite word?
Either discombobulating or rutabaga. 'Discombobulating' because it's funny, 'rutabaga' because it's such a funny memory for me.
- What is your least favorite word?
- What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Richness of experience - something either so good or so bad that I realize I'm driving myself to experience it to the absolute fullest. Almost every 'rich experience' comes with the later need to revisit the memories through writing.
- What turns you off?
Being so self-conscious of myself (often around people that I'm in awe of or intimidated by) that every word that comes out of my mouth is progressively more idiotic. I always manage to stop one sentence later than I should, and then my embarrassment and annoyance with myself often lasts for quite some time.
- What is your favorite curse word?
Any of the lovely and amusing British options of 'bloody', 'sodding,' 'bugger,' etc. The British are far more creative with their swearing than Americans are.
- What sound or noise do you love?
The sound of my fingernails tapping against each other. How intense and sharp everything sounds after your ears finally pop after a bad head cold. Purring. Scissors slicing neatly through paper.
- What sound or noise do you hate?
People clearing their noses or throats. I can stand to listen to nails on a chalkboard or off-key singing (though not willingly) but those noises literally make me want to hurt people.
- What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Drummer. Preferably in a band that wouldn't care what color(s) my hair was.
- What profession would you not like to do?
- If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
"You did well. What, you thought I wasn't paying attention? Oh - the next movie starts in five minutes, and your cats are waiting on you. I'll expect your review this evening after dinner."
Today's word was anathema (one that is greatly reviled, loathed, or shunned), suggested by Ellen and chosen by Jody [the great Evil Oompa]. Check in tomorrow for tomorrow's verbal exercise.